Etta Place Quotes in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)


Etta Place Quotes:

  • [before riding the bicycle]

    Etta Place: Do you know what you're doing?

    Butch Cassidy: Theoretically.

  • Etta Place: Butch?

    Butch Cassidy: Hmm.

    Etta Place: Do you ever wonder if I'd met you first, we'd be the ones to get involved?

    Butch Cassidy: But we are involved, Etta. Don't you know that? I mean you are riding on my bicycle - in some Arabian countries that's the same as being married.

  • Butch Cassidy: Do you believe I'm broke already?

    Etta Place: Why is there never any money, Butch?

    Butch Cassidy: Well, I swear, Etta, I don't know. I've been working like a dog all my life and I can't get a penny ahead.

    Etta Place: Sundance says it's because you're a soft touch, and always taking expensive vacations, and buying drinks for everyone, and you're a rotten gambler.

    Butch Cassidy: Well that might have something to do with it.

  • Sundance Kid: What I'm saying is, if you want to go, I won't stop you. But the minute you start to whine or make a nuisance, I don't care where we are, I'm dumping you flat.

    Butch Cassidy: Don't sugarcoat it like that, Kid. Tell her straight.

    Etta Place: I'm 26, and I'm single, and a school teacher, and that's the bottom of the pit. And the only excitement I've known is here with me now. I'll go with you, and I won't whine, and I'll sew your socks, and I'll stitch you when you're wounded, and I'll do anything you ask of me except one thing. I won't watch you die. I'll miss that scene if you don't mind.

  • Butch Cassidy: Jeesh, all Bolivia can't look like this.

    Sundance Kid: How do you know? This might be the garden spot of the whole country. People may travel hundreds of miles just to get to this spot where we're standing now. This might be the Atlantic City, New Jersey of all Bolivia for all you know.

    Butch Cassidy: Look, I know a lot more about Bolivia than you know about Atlantic City, New Jersey, I can tell you that!

    Sundance Kid: Aha! You do, huh? I was born there, I was born in New Jersey. Was brought up there, so...

    Butch Cassidy: You're from the east? I didn't know that.

    Sundance Kid: The total tonnage of what you don't know is enough to shatter...

    Etta Place: I'm not sure we're accomplishing as much as we'd like here.

    Sundance Kid: Listen, your job is to back me up, because you'd starve without me. And you, your job is to shut up!

    Butch Cassidy: He'll feel a lot better after he's robbed a couple of banks.

    Sundance Kid: Bolivia. Hahahaha...

  • Sundance Kid: Did you say they were hired permanent?

    Etta Place: No, just until they kill you.

  • Butch Cassidy: Oh, forget it. Bunch like that won't stay together long.

    Etta Place: Yes they will, if Mr. Harriman has his way.

    Sundance Kid: Who?

    Etta Place: Mr. E. H. Harriman of the Union Pacific Railroad. He resents the way you've been picking on him. So he's outfitted a special train and hired special employees. You spent the last couple of days avoiding them. It's really sort of flattering, if you want to think about it that way.

    Butch Cassidy: A setup like that cost more than we ever took. That crazy Harriman. That's bad business! How long do you think I'd stay in operation if every time I pulled a job it cost me money? If he'd just pay me what he's spending to make me stop robbing him, I'd stop robbing him!

    [shouting out the door]

    Butch Cassidy: You probably inherited every penny you got!

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